How to read a schematic drawing

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How to read a schematic drawing

You will find the schematic drawing for each garment below the patterns. It will have all the measurement for each size we have in this pattern. If you follow the pattern and keep the tension/gauge the garment will have the same size as the schematic drawing.

If you think it is hard to decide what size to make, if can be a good idea to measure a sweater you have and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by looking at the schematic drawing and find the correct size there.

If your sweater is approx 60 cm in length, the chest circumfence is 96 cm and the hip circumfence is 108 cm. Then this will be equivalent to size L in this schematic drawing.


Circumfence at the bottom = 54 cm x 2 = 108 cm all the way round!

Chest circumfence = 48 cm x 2 = 96 cm all the way around the chest!

Comments (78)

Nanci Myer 21.09.2020 - 23:13:

I'm working on child's 90-16. Where do I start the sleeve? There are more chain loops than the 13 needed for the base row.

DROPS Design 22.09.2020 - 12:10:

Dear Mrs Myer, in this pattern, crochet evenly 13 ch-space in the 2nd size along the armholes (not in the chain spaces decreases for armholes, only in the "straight" edge, make sure your tension is right. Happy crocheting!

Patricia L Falkner 21.09.2020 - 17:48:

Where to place sleeve markers on drops children 34-9

DROPS Design 22.09.2020 - 12:07:

Dear Mrs Falkner, when working sleeves on this pattern you will insert the markers in the middle of the new 6 sts picked up in the 6 sts cast on over sts on sleeve when dividing piece. Happy knitting!

Chantal Tremblay 19.09.2020 - 21:45:

Je veux commander de la laine est ce que vous livrer au canada

DROPS Design 21.09.2020 - 16:20:

Bonjour Mme Tremblay, vous trouverez ici la liste des magasins au/envoyant au Canada, n'hésitez pas à les contacter pour toute info complémentaire. Bon tricot!

Hélène 11.09.2020 - 21:51:

Bonjour, concernant le schéma des mesures, j’ai de la difficulté à comprendre les mesures en haut du chandail. Si je prends grandeur large 17+19+48=84 et on indique 75. Je suis sûrement dans l’erreur. Pouvez-vous m’expliquer? Merci!!

DROPS Design 14.09.2020 - 10:20:

Bonjour Hélène, en taille L,la hauteur totale de ce modèle par ex est de 60 cm (= taille L, 3èmes mesures); soit 4 cm d'épaules, 19 cm d'empiècement et 37 cm de bas du pull. Niveau largeurs, vous avez 48 cm x 2 = 84 cm - les 75 cm correspondent à la mesure à partir du milieu de l'encolure jusqu'au poignet (d'un côté seulement). Bon tricot!

Kasey Shine 15.08.2020 - 17:45:

Hi, I would like to knit 'Meet the Sun' (pattern no sk-020) for my petite 14 year old daughter. The dimensions of the pattern don't make sense - the chest measurement is 104 centimetres for a small, which seems very big if measuring at the bust. She is 74 cm at the bust (exactly) and 91 cm if measured just below the shoulders. Can you advise where I should measure her to be in line with the measurements in the chart, so that I can resize it correctly?

DROPS Design 17.08.2020 - 10:24:

Dear Mrs Shine, this pattern is quite oversized, reason why measurements looks so big - see also picture. We unfortunately are not able to adjust every pattern to every single request, please contact your DROPS store or any knitting forum for any individual assistance adapting this pattern to the desired size. Happy knitting!

Jean Devine 28.07.2020 - 19:54:

I am going to knit The Rower Drops 174-15. My stitch gauge is correct for sts after using a smaller needle (5) .However my row count is 26 ( two Less). I tried to calculate how many extra rows I would need for this pattern but I need an official correct count and then how much extra yarn to buy. Can you help me with this? Thank you

DROPS Design 29.07.2020 - 13:05:

Dear Mrs Devine, try first to wash and block your swatch and then count rows again if they are matching the tension or not. Happy knitting!

Natalia 22.07.2020 - 15:23:

Hi, I'm knitting drops 89 17 pattern and my question is: when the instructions says "body" , you have to knit back plus front, all in one? Or you have to knit the body x2 ( two pieces: back and front? )

DROPS Design 29.07.2020 - 13:04:

Dear Natalia, in this pattern body is worked in the round = in one part, this mean you cast on stitches for both front and back piece on the same needle = 84 to 126 depending on the size and work in the round to the armhole. Happy knitting!

Marianne Veggeberg 20.07.2020 - 19:00:

Er vrangbord inkludert i hel lengde på en strikkegenser eller kommer den i tillegg?

DROPS Design 06.08.2020 - 10:17:

Hej Marianne, ja normalt indgår den i målene. Hvis den ikke gør det så vil det stå "arbejdet måles herfra" i opskriften

Trisha 16.07.2020 - 15:28:

I’m working on the 135-35 Firenze pattern. The dimension on the next opening notes ‘ca’. What does this mean ? Thanks.

DROPS Design 17.07.2020 - 08:55:

Dear Trisha, "ca" means "approximatively" - but I couldn't find this abbreviation in this pattern in English. Happy knitting!

Maryann Nordgren 25.06.2020 - 02:15:

The directions shows number of stitches in relation to size. But the schematic drawing shows number differently than the stitch numbers in the directions. In the drawing the number range from 64 to 75 for the top. Yet the pattern range is 35 to 41 stitches to start. What does the 64 to 75 mean? Stitches, inches?? Following the pattern directions does not yield the size indicated. I have ripped out this piece twice and am determined to do it again till it is right.

DROPS Design 25.06.2020 - 09:27:

Dear Mrs Nordgren, the numbers in the chart shows only finished measurements in cm for each size - maybe you could ask your question in the pattern you are working on? It would be much easier for us to help you with the number of stitches and measurements - but also remember to check and keep your gauge to get the correct finished measurements as in the chart. Happy knitting!

Diane Martin 21.06.2020 - 23:00:

Je tricote le modele ne-221, quand vous dites de tricoter 3 bandes de 3 carres, dois je tricoter 3 fois les bandes identiques exemples avec bande 1: carre 1 , 1 fois, carre 2 une fois et terminer avec le carre 3 et en refaire 2 autres identiques ou bien carre 1, 3 fois ensuite carre 2 trois fois et terminer avec le carre 3 trois fois.

DROPS Design 22.06.2020 - 09:16:

Bonjour Mme Martin, les carrés des bandes sont décrits dans le schéma: la bande de l'épaule gauche (quand on porte le pull) se tricote avec les carrés-2, -3 et -1; celle de l'épaule droite: -1, -2 et -3 et celle de l'encolure: -3, -1 et 4 (avec des spécificités pour l'encolure dos et devant). Bon tricot!

Bernardita 20.06.2020 - 03:29:

Para un chomba adulto talla l cuántos puntos tengo que urdir para empezar del cuello..

DROPS Design 26.07.2020 - 20:52:

Hola Bernardita. Visita nuestra colección , a la que se puede acceder desde la página del inicio, para encontrar un modelo que sea de tu gusto.

Bernardita 18.06.2020 - 05:19:

No entiendo la explicación para una talla l cuñados puntos empezó

DROPS Design 26.07.2020 - 20:35:

Hola Bernardita. Este es el apartado para preguntas sobre diferentes técnicas del tejido. Si tienes una pregunta sobre un modelo concreto, tienes que escribirla bajo el modelo.

Rosa 15.06.2020 - 14:22:

Hola buenos dias, voy a utilizar un hilo deferente para hacer uno de vuestros patrones. He hecho la muestra y voy a calcular cuantos puntos necesito para mis medidas. Sería correcto coger como referencia la talla que se ajuste a los puntos que tengo que montar para mi medida?

DROPS Design 26.07.2020 - 20:31:

Hola Rosa. Sí es correcto, puedes usarla como referencia.

Bjørg Karin Arsky 03.06.2020 - 23:41:

Jeg strikker Daily Wonder 201-7 str. S. og lurer på hvorfor S skal måle 44 cm på første ermedel før øking til "kilen", mens XXXL bare skal være 37 cm. (Det står 44-43-42-41-39-37). Det er vel vanlig å begynne med minste størrelse? Det er oppgitt samme antall masker mot slutten av oppskriften også. Er dette en feil i oppskriften? 44 cm virker urimelig langt for minste størrelse.

DROPS Design 08.06.2020 - 07:14:

Hei Bjørg. Det er kortere mål i de større str pga bredere skuldervidde. Man har ikke lengre armer, selv om man bruker større størrelser. God Fornøyelse!

Marina Eriksen 31.05.2020 - 22:01:

Hei, gjelder 211-5 Drops Safran. Om jeg bruker str. S burde jeg allikevel strikke toppen i str. M dog 100% bomull kommer til å krympe i vask?

DROPS Design 03.06.2020 - 06:32:

Hei Marina. Du kan fint strikke den i din størrelse, bare husk å overholde strikkefastheten når den strikkes og vaskeanvisningen når toppen skal vaskes. mvh DROPS design

Ana Maria González Olivares 29.05.2020 - 22:41:

Hola. elegí para tejer el modelo Sahara Sunrise. Dice Patrón nº as-132.Pero bajo la foto dice DROPS 212-36. Mi duda esta relacionada con los números que aparecen arriba del esquema.Son los que corresponden al contorno de pecho?

DROPS Design 26.07.2020 - 21:00:

Hola Ana Maria. https://www.garnstudio.com/lesson.php?id=24&cid=23, aquí tienes la lección de Drops sobre cómo leer una esquema de medidas.

Noeline Geydien 29.05.2020 - 13:51:

Hi there, I'm knitting Hardanger/drops 114-2, i'm struggling with the yoke hoping you can help me. It is the first time I knit a yoke. I just love the yoke sweater, Thanking you in advance

DROPS Design 02.06.2020 - 11:21:

Dear Mrs Geydien, you are welcome to ask your question under the "comments/questions" section of the pattern. Happy knitting!

Carmela 18.05.2020 - 14:22:

Hello, I am knitting the Drops Design Sweet Melody Cardigan in size M. I’m at the separation point. I don’t understand why the stitch count for the sides and body changes. I am referring to page 5 paragraph 1-it doesn’t agree with the number on the needle after the last increase. Also in the body section the body stitch count doesn’t agree with the stitch count from paragraph 1 on page 5. Am I missing something? Thank you for your help.

DROPS Design 19.05.2020 - 08:48:

Dear Carmela, Sweet Melody Cardigan: you start with 78 sts and increase first 4 sts at each of the 4 markers a total of 7 times (= 112 sts inc) then 2 sts at each of the 4 markers 1 time (= 8 sts inc), you have: 78+112+8= 198 sts. Does it help? Happy knitting!

Berit Terjesen 11.05.2020 - 14:51:

Hvordan strikker man to masker vridd vrangt sammen på rundpinne nr.9 og Eskimo garn.\r\nSummer shells,200-5

DROPS Design 13.08.2020 - 11:46:

Hej. I denna video ser du hur du gör det. Mvh DROPS Design

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